International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the senior leadership teams of a joint venture between Topland Group, Marick Capital and Mill Lane Estates on its sale of the Holiday Inn Express, Trafford City to Meteorite Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hiap Hoe, for £26million.

Opened in May 2017, the 220-bedroom hotel is currently operated by Tower Management Limited in an arrangement which will continue under a management agreement on behalf of Meteorite Group.

Topland Group is a long standing and valued client of Osborne Clarke. A cross-sector team advised on the sale and was led by Partner and Head of the Real Estate and Infrastructure sector Conrad Davies. Colleagues from the corporate and banking teams included Legal Director Sarah Knight, Senior Associate Damocles Merry and Associates Oliver Gingell and Hannah Vanstone. Advice on tax matters was provided by Partner Erika Jupe and Associate Kirsten Banks.

Osborne Clarke is a recognised industry leader in real estate providing a comprehensive lifecycle service and advising major real estate industry organisations, ranging from developers and investors to property funds and corporate occupiers. In addition to the services provided to the management teams of the Topland joint venture, the team provides a full spectrum of services including employment, finance, planning, energy and environment, data protection, litigation and health and safety.

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